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u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its way to extreme northeastern new england. it is hitting canada hard. quebec is getting more snow. i mentioned yesterday that cold air would come in behind the system. it sure has. scranton at 26. be
. meteorologist are talking about two big storms. >> get ready for a white christmas across parts of the u.s.. this is video from reno nevada, where visibility was an issue as drivers tried to make their way through a snowstorm. >> in syracuse, new york snowplows working overtime. this is the city's first snowstorm of the season. residents bracing for more. >> in california, dealing with severe flooding. this is video from sonoma county. entire intersections lacked under water. >> we want to go to breaking news. a fatal shooting in the capitol hill area. >> john gonzalez is there on the scene where it happened. police are looking for two suspects? >> that's right. a very active crime scenes at the intersection of 13th street and c street in northeast. this is considered capitol hill, not far from rfk stadium. police i a call after 3:00 this morning. reports of a male victim shot in the abdomen on the sidewalk. police found the victim lying next to what appears to be in his own vehicle with the engine still running and the headlights on. at this hour, still early in the investigation, but we
new poll shows that 52% of u.s. adult dults favor major restrictions on guns, making all guns illegal versus 47% last august. let's turn to our white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's joining us. the president came out and didn't mince very words. >> reporter: no, wolf. this is the first time that president obama has laid out a time line. he appointed vice president biden to lead this group of cabinet lawmakers to come out with some solutions and he wants those recommends from him no later than january. the president said this time washington won't just talk about tackling gun violence. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: he urged congress to vote early next year on an assault weapons ban and high ammunition clips and close the loopholes so all gun buyers are subject to background checks. >> we're going to need to work on making
story we are following as we learn of the pass aifg decorated u.s. general. >> general norman schwarzkopf passed away yesterday after battling pneumonia. we have a report. -- the passing of a decorated u.s. general. >> reporter: the commander of u.s. led international coalition forces that drove shad out of kuwait in 1991 has died. general schwarzkopf was a much- decorated combat soldier in vietnam and was possibly known as stormin' norman. former president bush approved the following statement. statem >> in the late '80s, general schwarzkopf was promossed to general and later appointed commander in chief of the u.s. central command. general colin powell released this statement which read in part, with the passing of general h. norman schwarzkopf, america lost a great patriot. general schwarzkopf was 78 years old. >>> the white house released this statement last night. it says, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf we lost and merge original. from his deckated service in vietnam to the historic liberation of kuwait and his leadership of the united states general comm
an apartment complex in adelphi. what authorities are telling us around 10:30 last night u.s. marshals came to this apartment warrant.eserves a prince george's county police called in to assist in a barricade situation. it has been going on several hours. but they believe a suspect is apartments.f these they believe that suspect is a and considered armed and dangerous. police remain here on the scene. they have evacuated that .partment building anybody lives in that building not able to get inside at this time. been here several hours trying to negotiate in this barricade situation. residents coming home late at y in the morning into theiret back apartments, we spoke with a one- has been sitting in his figure out when he will be able to go home. >> i saba, gone home. i asked them what it was going on and they said they were not allowed to give out that was wanting to go home. get we're not being able to i live here.hen >> police not giving us any more from asian about the warrant or about the suspect. about an identity time.ng released at this a very large police presence. -- police are not
for the presidential race. walker won the first governor in u.s. history to survive a recall election. and another nod to a republican governor. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie's full-on embrace of president obama for helping sandy-ravaged new jersey came days before the election and had no noticeable effect on the presidential race, but some republicans think christie didn't have to be that efuse sieve. they'll remember if his name pops up in 2016. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> reporter: from the say what category of entries comes a combo team, missouri senate candidate todd akin and richard murdoch of indiana. >> life is that gift from god, and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> republican dreams to take control of the senate in 2012 had dwipdalled throughout the year, but akin and maur dock pretty much shut that
gets ready to step down as secretary of state. but will questions about the attack on the u.s. consulate in the libya impact her legacy? we actully keep track of how many times this kid picked his nose? hair pulls, stink eyes, man we see eveything. oh, it's the old man. hold on, i gotta send something out. you can have two apps open at the same time? how'd you do that? it's the galaxy note 10.1 man, it just does it. how do you think they made it? magic. do more with the samsung galaxy note 10.1. available at best buy and st buy mobile stores. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton says she'll implement all the changes suggested by an accountability review board in response to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. the u.s. ambassador and three others were killed. the report slammed the state department for what it called systemic failures leading up to the attack. four senior level state department officials took the hit. one resigned, the other three put on administrative leave. how does this whole thing affect her legacy especially if she decides to run for pres
. that is a scathing conclusion of an independent review board investigating the deadly september 11th attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed that day. the panel finding security in benghazi was grossly inadequate to cope with the attack, that washington ignored repeated requests to beef up personnel, and ultimately a lack of transparency, responsiveness and leadership senior levels both this washington and in libya. alise, what do you make of this report. a lot of these findings we've been talking about for a very long time. >> that's right, but also in the last few months, there's been so much politicization of this attack, especially with these talking points and the whole issue of susan rice, ambassador susan rice and what she said about whether there was a protest. this report didn't find that there was a protest, but it also kind of really is the first look at what went wrong, a kind of very sobering look i'd say of what went wrong. and they said that basically the state department and the embassy in libya kind of missed the warning
. >>> the economy, ours, that is, grew faster than anybody thought in its final estimate. the u.s. economy grew by 3.1%. that probably sounds big to you. i hope it does because it is relative to where we've been. it was 1.3 in the second quarter. that better than expected number is because of increased spending by consumers. the biggest ponzi scheme in history. that was the maximum sentence he faced because he had a plea deal with prosecutors. he admitted to conspiracy, falsifying documents and lying to clients. his brother bernie is serving a 150-year sentence in a north carolina prison. >>> it has been 504 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. i'm getting tired of this segment. i would like to it change but i'm not very hopeful given what is happening in washington. a lot of clown action down there. there was some good news on housing. sales of existing home hit a high, the best we've seen in three years in november. >>> now our fourth story "outfront." we have news. a scram when for votes on the even the most moderate conservative democrats broke with their party, they said they're not
byrd of west virginia. >>> back here in the u.s., the president is spending the christmas holiday with his family in hawaii. cnn's brianna keilar is there. there is no official word when he is coming back to the mainland but as that fiscal cliff deadline gets closer what do you think will happen as it rolls on? >> reporter: no official word the president will return to washington, i think that is the expectation. as you know, miguel, the senate will convene on december 27th, that's thursday. and in a perfect world, what the white house would want to see is the senate take up some sort of measure to avert the tax hikes that will hit people earning $250,000 or less. that's what they would want. that of course, would require some buy-in from senate republicans and ideally, as the white house would say that would then pass the house. now, that's lot of sort of wishful thinking, you might say, especially considering some of the pessimism we are hearing from democrats and republicans about whether the u.s. is going to go over the fiscal cliff. some folks think that perhaps senator mccon
, it expired in 2004, the law in effect banned 20 different assault weapons manufactured in the u.s. also banned the manufacture of high-capacity magazines, the ones that hold more than ten bullets. there were plenty of loopholes, though, gun manufacturers could make minor modifications and then rename them, in a sense making them legal. also, there was no ban on the import of assault weapons from overseas. you see, the ban was only for american-made guns. any guns or high-capacity magazines manufactured before the ban could still be owned and used legally. when it comes to gun bans, the states have taken the lead. california went full speed ahead after a shooting in elementary school in stockton in 1989. they banned the manufacturer, transport, import, or sale of assault weapons, also now bans sales to felons and drug addicts and requires safety training, a ten-day waiting period and outlaws those high-capacity magazines that hold more than ten bullets. other states also limit who can own guns and guns that can be carried with or without a permit. how prevalent are they really? well, the
to live a quiet retired life in tampa and kept pretty quiet on the u.s.'s decision to go to war with iraq again. >>> also this morning, former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says his family is confident the 41st president will leave the hospital but expects to be there for a while. he is battling bronchitis, a lingering fever among other complications. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital last month but has only been in the icu since sunday. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. police are investigating an accident on one of our area's busiest stretches of road that left three people dead. >> and a murder ore christmas eve as a family gets ready to bury a loved one. d.c. police step up their search for a suspect in a crime that seems to have very few clues. ó >>> virginia state police continue to investigate a deadly accident at the springfield interchange. it happened around 7:00 last night when a tractor-trailer stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup truck. three people
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the fiscal cliff? >>> a dangerous winter storm roaring across the eastern half of the u.s. bringing blizzard conditions and travel nightmares. plus, the nra's controversial proposal to put armed volunteers in every school, we'll go in-depth with the man in charge of the national school shield program. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." the u.s. is now just six days away from the so-called fiscal cliff. and a mad scramble is on here in washington to avoid the drastic tax hikes and spending cuts that many fear will plunge the economy back into recession. president obama flies back from hawaii tonight to be ready if the senate comes back with a plan when it returns to work tomorrow. and house leaders are huddling with members on stand-by to return. senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following all of it for us. what are you hearing? >> there was a conference call of course members of the house leadership even, they're back in their districts, but there was a conference call today among those house republican leaders trying to figure out if and when the house should come
to be a growing trend in afghanistan. they are insider aattacks. a u.s. contractor was kimmed in kabul police headquarters. this time the attacker is a woman. we have a live report from the pentagon. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >>> car bomb exploded today outside a u.s. base in eastern afghanistan. a security guard and two truck drivers were killed and six civilians were wounded. the taliban carried out the attack which happened after a mini bus stopped at a security gate. it was the site of a 2009 attack that killed seven cia contract oregon and a jordian intelligence officials. >>> officials in afghanistan are learning more about a woman that shot and killed an american contractor. we want to bring in barbara starr at the pentagon. some of the things we hear about when you talk about insider jobs are the taliban dresse
. >> this isn't even the first time that a u.s. president has asked for gun laws on assault rifles and those gun clips. what is different this first time around? and will that make a difference? >> i think the difference here is that children were involved. i don't care where you live, who you are, whether you're a gun enthusiast or not. you look at this and say we've got to find a way to prevent this from happening. you know, the nra is saying you need trained security people to protect these schools. other people are saying, no, we need no more guns. is it realistic to think we can eliminate all guns? probably not. you know something? i think we're at a tipping point now where people are saying we need new laws. we need something. something to prevent this. and my feeling is, in the end, they're going to go after these assault weapons and high-capacity clips so that somebody can't go in with a gun that can fire large amounts of ammunition. i think probably that's an area that everybody -- most people will agree with now and then we can move on to the harder questions later. >> sounds like a pl
putin signed is reportedly in retailation for a new law in the u.s. that calls for sanctions against russian officials for human rights abuses. it takes effect january 1st and it also blocks dozens of children already in the process of being adopted by americans from leaving russia. >>> still ahead at 7:00, a closer look at the fiscal cliff fight and what it would take to get a deal done. >> plus, moving on out, after pounding the nation for days, a monster winter storm is finally losing its steam. we're going to take a look at the damage and travel delays it left behind. >> first, here's dave. >> sarah, the biggest game in decades is almost upon us. just two days away from the redskins and cowboys to decide the nc east crown. >> thank you, dave. hello. as we head to the break, live look outside. we're going to get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and jeff coming up next. it's 7:10. we'll be right back. ♪ ,h [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more f
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-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at accepts total responsibility senator michael crapo was arrested in virginia shortly after midnight, saturday night. alexandria police say the idaho republican ran a red light, then failed several field sobriety tests. police say crapo's blood alcohol level was point-one- one ; the legal limit for drivers in virginia is point-oh-eight. in a statement released by his office, crapo said he was -- quote -- "deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this limit in virginia. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. it was not known whether the victim was a military orthe nato military command says it's looking into the bay area's favorite way the biggest parties and heenan and gary radnich. in national news. demonstrators marched over participated in the march. protestors stopped in the middle of the iconic bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook el
that new year's deadline when taxes would go up for all u.s. taxpayers and steep spending cuts would kick in across the board. nicole collins has the latest. >> reporter: john boehner back in washington immediately heading to the white house, which brought the president and congressional leaders together the first time since november, but it's unclear if it brought the country closer to avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> when the president calls congressional leaders to the white house, it's all political theatre or they have a deal. not that it's all political theatre. >> this is not for show but a last-ditch effort by the president to bring congressional leader together to try to get a small package at least, a small deal together before the new year. >> reporter: the president called the meeting as lawmakers pointed fingers in this high- stakes game of chicken. >> the republicans who are holding hostage the middle class in america society wealthy don't have to pay their fair share. >> we need two words: presidential leadership on not just taxing rich people. we could do that and it would no
. >>> something that's happened thousands of miles away has families in the u.s. very upset. the president of russia signed a ban that would prevent americans from adopting children in russia. 60,000 children have been adopted by american families in the last 20 years. as fox 5's beth parker shows us, the ban will change a lot of lives. >> reporter: a photo of the orphanage where nadia green spent her early years. >> i was little, i was so lonely in the orphanage i used to cry at night and i just feel bad for all the girls and boys that are like alone there. >> reporter: nadia says she was well cared for, but it was not like having a family until americans barbara porter and jerry green arrived. >> this is when we brought them play-doh. we sort of introduced them to play-doh at the orphanage. >> reporter: in 2003 the couple brought nadia and her brother victor home to virginia. nadia is now 14, her brother 16. this week the family has been watching the news with great interest and sadness. russian president vladimir putin just signed a bill that bans americans from adopting in russia. >
thuman looks back at his life. >> in 1990, norman schwarzkopf was a little-known u.s. army general looking towards retirement. the west point graduate and decorated officer for his service in vietnam he spent his entire career in the army. when a rack's dictator saddam hussein invaded neighboring kuwait "stormin' norman" became a household name. as the leader of the u.s.-led international coalition that quickly drove iraqi forces out of kuwait, schwarzkopf achieved rock star status. he returned from the persian gulf in national hero and was awarded the medal of freedom. >> he was a leader, and motivator. he got a lot of things done. he was an extremely compassionate man. >> after retirement, he declined offers by both parties to run for political office. >> president george h. w. bush is today statement, saying he epitomized the duties that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation tour most trying international crises. barbara and i mourn the loss of a true patriot and one of the two military leaders of this generation. general norman schwarzkopf was 78. politically spea
out of washington today . now the rest of the headlines, nato confirming that civilian u.s. contractor was shot dead by an afghan policewoman of kabul. it is treated as a possible inside job. 52 members was nato forces have been killed this year alone in the so-called green on blue attacks. you think they are your friends but they are not. three ternals. idaho senator mike crapo saying he is sorry after a weekend drunken driving arrest. he said i made a mistake for which i apologize to my family and idaho constitients. i will accept responsibility and dole with the penalty. crapo is mormon is and abtains from drinking alcohol. he's released on bond and due in court in january. marine veteran expected to arrive home after speppeding time in the hospital. john hammar and his father was driving back from mexico to florida can he was taken to emergency room in louisiana. hammar tried to legally bring an antique gun. he reached mexico he was handcuffed and whisked away. >> a major rain storm heading east this morn half of the nation from texas to maine can see a white christmas. >> rick, yo
with cash for alaska andine cuba. that's coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >> brian: last thing you want to see is extreme weather extreme waste by the government. that's what we are getting in the last hurricane sandy relief bill . >> gretchen: only a traction is dedicated. the rest goes to government projects that have nothing to do with the storm. how can that be? councilman, why is alaska fisheries getting $150 and u.s. bases. >> we have a spending cap and under the budget agreement the government it except in cases of emergency. this is epped run around the budget process . we don't just have fisheries. we have amtrak subsidy for 366 million. and that is in addition to the subsidies we give them and only 23 million
this morning. he signed the ban in retaliation for a new law passed by the u.s. congress that punishes russian officials for human rights abuses. many russians protested this week and even the russian foreign minister the law is a bad idea. >>> taking a look at our other top stories now. sad news this morning, desert storm commander norman schwartzkopf has died. the retired general died from economy indications of pneumonia. he was given the nickname, storming norman and best known for leading international forces in iraq in 1991. he was 78 years old. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care in a hospital this morning in houston county. he is battling several complications, including bronchitis and a fever. he was admitted to the hospital last month. >>> here we go. >> hear the music -- >> you know what it is, yep. dave ross is hear to talk redskins, cowboys. hello there. >> what a show. when you have the first ladies of football in the house, right on in studio b. they played at my brother's wedding 10 years ago. >> did they really? >> incredible band. >> that's fantastic. >
at a mexican prison, a former u.s. marine reunites with his family. john hammer on his way to i asurfing vacation in costa rica. he was arrested by mexican authorities on a questionable gun charge. u.s. lawmakers stepped in on hammer's behalf helping secure his release. >>> in money news, got milk? it may cost a lot more to say yes if the new agriculture bill passed by dairy farmers is not passed by congress, they would be forced to buy milk at twice today's price. that could push the price of milk up to more than $7 a gallon. could you imagine paying more than $7 a gallon for milk? >>> visible from the space station? maybe. it's really bright and attracts visitors from far and wide. it's the home of jan stewart. for the second straight year, she's covered the house with more than 65,000 christmas lights. she says she does it in memory of her late husband. some of her neighbors say it's -- well, it's more appropriate for the vegas strip. >>> you helped us pick the most intriguing people of 2012. the results are now in. they include headliners from politics, sports, business, and entertai
to attend a bar mitzvah. she brought the miss universe crown back to the u.s. first time in a decade. >> miss universe 2012 is usa. 20 year old olivia culpo eighth american ever to win the title. back in 1997. she beat out miss philippines and miss venezuela who came in third and those are your headlines. most significant thing i heard about olivia. she's played the cello in carnegie hall. >> steve: she's number one. >> brian: you said the cello is easy. >> gretchen: no, it is not >> brian: always room for a cello. >> gretchen: you are really coming on me in a very joyful and festive way. >> brian: you know how . room will be in the twump suite. >> miss maryland will be the new miss usa. >> brian: miss maryland steps in? >> gretchen: that apartment is full, babe. >> brian: miss usa, miss maryland and miss universe and >> steve: and miss teen. >> brian: they were cheering. >> i think it is miss maryland . excuse me if i have the state wrong. >> brian: i pain is still unbearable in connecticut . five more victims of the sandy hook massacre will be laid to rest today. katherine hubard a
. "starting point" begins right now. >> and our "starting point," a u.s. contractor in kabul gunned down and killed this morning by a woman wearing an afghan police uniform. it happened inside kabul's police headquarters. the latest in a string of suspected green on blue attacks that are hitting morale and eroding trust in allies there. our pentagon correspond respondent barbara starr up early for us working her sources. joins us live from washington with more. >> good morning, alina. in the last few minutes, our nato sources are confirming privately that, indeed, it was an american citizen. a contractor shot and killed by a woman, an afghan woman in a police uniform inside kabul police headquarters. what is not known at this point or they are not saying, whether this woman was an afghan police officer or came into possession of the uniform, stole it. we have seen these kinds of incidents before. people have infiltrated in, may have taliban loyalties, may be other issues at work here. they have seen grudges in the past being enacted upon. so not a lot of detail yet. but this whole issue
resigned from the u.s. state department today. this is all regarding that immediate fallout of the scathing review by the panel looking into the deadly september 11th attack in benghazi at the consulate there in libya. you know the story. the attack that killed ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans at the u.s. consulate. now, the state department blasted by this review for quote/unquote systemic failures. among them, i'm quoting grossly inadequate security and the dismissal of repeated requests to beef up personnel. senate majority whip dick durbin after reading this review. >> there was a breakdown in benghazi on september 11th that is stark and challenging to all of us in public life. i went through the litany of things that were given to us by the accountability review board. our intelligence fell short. our security personnel were inexperienced and unprepared. our security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people. and senior state department officials unfortunately showed a lack of leadership and management ability. >> panel also fo
alert from washington. an independent panel investigating the attack on the u.s. cons land in libya says the state department is to blame. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed in the september 11th attack. there were system attic failures at the state department no one ignored or violated their duties and the board did not recommend discipline. however the panel did recommendation changes to improve embassy security. >>> tonight the u.s. is less than two weeks from the fiscal cliff and both sides are talking, there's still no deal. leaders in washington are trying to come up with a back up plan to avoid a financial fallout on new year's. tom fitzgerald has the latest. >> reporter: with just 13 days left until the fiscal cliff hits, democrats and republicans are trying to outmaneuver each other. >> at the same time we'll continue to talk with the president. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner wants taxes to rise only on people making more than $1 million and said the president has to cut more spending. >> the white house offered yesterday was essentially a $1.3 trilli
you feel the need for speed ? that is forevermore wwe wrestler. u.s. navy let him take a ride in the fighter jet for the annual tribute for the troops. how fast did he g. he went 900 miles per hour. don't worry. they made him go through training. i wonder if he had the barf bad. >> brian: it is impossible to go through and not throw up ? >> steve: it happens a lompt -- lot. >> brian: if you had taken a flight that fast. >> steve: in a airplane. 11 minutes after the hour. he faced down iraqi insurgents but the treatment in prisons had the family terrified. >> gretchen: no christmas concert, kids. how about an anti-bullying speech, instead that story. i don't know. ♪ ♪ years ago, my doctor told me to take a centrum silver multivitamin every day. i told him, sure. can't hurt, right? then i heard this news about a multivitamin study looking at long-term health benefits for men over 50. the one they used in that study... centrum silver. that's what i take. my doctor! he knows his stuff. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied. centrum, alw
of the biggest lobbying groups in the u.s. they had their hands in some 60 measures this year alone. carol, when you compare this group to, you know, the other advocacy groups, the brady campaign to stop gun violence, when you compare those two groups, the nra outspends that group some 66 times more than the brady campaign. and they spent more than 4,143 times more money on contributions. so this is a big, strong, powerful group. carol, when they talk about meaningful contributions, what does that mean? this is a group, if they were to support a ban on assault rifles, that would be a huge blow to gun makers. >> i can't see that happening. >> what does it mean, a meaningful contribution? we have yet to see. >> yeah. we have yet to see. friday's the big day when the nra will maybe spell out what those meaningful contributions are. >>> with polls showing that more americans now support stricter gun laws, the question of gun control may not be if, but when despite the nra. that's prompting many americans to go gun shopping right now. cnn's david mattingly is here to talk about this new spike in sale
of the other airports. according to flight aware.com so far only about 70 nights cancelled in the u.s. so far today. that's a big difference from thursday and provide when that storm blew through the plains and midwest and the northeast. forcing the cancellation of more than 6000 pilots. in places like chicago, detroit, and new york. some of the 84 million drivers were traveling this holiday season also faced treacherous roads, snow and ice may continue to be problem today in the northeast. places like upstate new york and pennsylvania and west virginia. there's good news for drivers. take a look at this. right now the national for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.24. that's much less than a month ago when the average was about $3.43. but it is about the same as a year ago. tens of millions of americans travel over the next few days, the travel conditions seem to be improving at least when compared to earlier in the week. alex? >> all right. appreciate that live report. we are going to get a look now at the forecast around the country. nbc meteorologist dylan dryer is here with more on that
:35. >> breaking news in the case of the deadly bombing at the u.s. consulate in libya. the accountability review board determined systematic failures within the state, leaving it vulnerable. ambassador christopher stevens and three others were killed in that attack on september 11. the board is making 29 recommendations to improve security. all them were accepted by secretary of state hillary clinton. there are late development from capitol hill where appears negotiations have stalled in the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff. john boehner says republicans would move forward with their own plan on a separate track from the obama administration. the plan does not address spending cuts to the fed and domestic programs. >> still to come some good news for a local high school and their hopes to perform during the inauguration. >> marion barry at the center of a racially charged debate. >> the man that police say is r a series of attacks, slashing women in the backside in fairfax county, is under arrest tonight. investigators say he was arrested yesterday in peru. detectives had previously identi
employer and the u.s. government, claiming he was never told of the risks he faced. china's contractors have seen strong growth for european and latin american governments. the international contract association claims growth may slow in 2013 as the economy's deterioration in these countries. the american society of civil engineers recently released a study pointing out the dangers of the government under funds be needed infrastructure improvement in our air land, and see. no doubt this will be a topic at the upcoming government conference in which i am a part of. the storie ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the machines are on the move. they're curious. because they've heard that there are new machines -- brilliant ones -- and they're coming to see for themselves. machines with the technology, the scale and the ability to communicate to make the world work better. and now all the machines want in. ♪ ♪ >> e degrees at reagan national. we have fog that will stick around in the morning hours -- a record 71 back in 1991. the weatherbug network is 49 degrees
and able to have a .eal i honestly cannot process it. at therman his father u.s.-mexico border tonight. >> an atheist group is under in virginia after putting up some controversial billboards. .ake a look one sign says, "don't believe in god? join the club." they say the groups are meant to help the group find like- minded people. people think that we are -- but we are not. vandals have tagged one of the for signs the group as. the group has signs in a total of 33 states. >> a chilly there is a season for giving. hasn's wing organization help to d.c. families in need. one woman got the surprise of when washington and a groupn wall dropped off gifts to her home. her daughter recently died of cancer and she is now the guardian of her grandchildren. nothing can replace the loss of their mother. it will not replace it for me, a lot.will ease the pain >> gibbs is also fighting cancer. more than you hundred 50 its and will receive toys from the women's wing this holiday .eason all of the guest were donated are bought by the women who run this group. be we have anything to thankful when it co
convicted of child pornography with those children under the age of 12. it gives broader powers to u.s. marshals. in the meantime, a fairfax county elementary school teacher has been indicted on child pornography charges. robert fenn was arrested back in june. he taught special education students. investigators say that the access to child pornography websites. >> of montgomery county office will student charged with bringing on unloaded gun at the school is expected in a hearing today. he went to magruder high school on thursday morning even though he was suspended. an officer told them that he was not supposed to be there. they found a weapon in his back. -- in his bag. >> he used to be a good kid. now bringing a weapon to school, it is just not right. >> abc 7 news but several startling messages on his twitter account. he tweeted, as soon as i stepped in school, it is savage time. >> it will be tough getting around using metro this weekend. here is what you need to know. there will be no red line service between -- shuttle buses will be available. there will be single tracking on th
arrived in the united states representing approximately 90% of the immigration to the u.s. in that period. the majority of whom hailed from ireland and germany. almost half were from ireland alone. in 1855, more than 50% of the population of new york, the first port of call for the majority of immigrants, was foreign-born. but attitudes were changing. toward the end of the 19th sentry, just 1.6% of immigrants were asian. but apparently that was enough to push congress to pass the chinese exclusion act in 1882 restricting immigration from china for ten years. as public opinion turned against certain kinds of immigrants in the early 20th century, more legislative restrictions began to take hold. in 1924, the johnson-reid immigration act created a quota system. it puts caps on the number of immigrants that could come to the u.s. from a particular country. the act also included a provision that made certain immigrants ineligible for citizenship based on race or nationality. by the middle of the 20th septemberry, the face of immigration to the united states had begun to change. by the end of t
bills. many economists worry the financial troubles would plunge the u.s. back into recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff milk prices goodbye to about $2 or $3 a gallon because farm programs will expire at the end of the year. >> tributes are pouring in for the general who led the international coalition that drove sadaam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. norman schwarzkopf died yesterday in tampa, from complications from pneumonia. he was 78. he had an extensive and celebrated military career. he kept a low profile during his retirement, supporting charities and resisting offer to run for public office. former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston. his spokeswoman says he's getting excellent medical treatment. she says he would advise people to "with the harps back in the closet." he was admitted to the hospital november 23 and has been in intensive care since sunday, battling a terrible case of bronchitis and a series of complications. secretary of state clinton is expected to return to work next week after recovering f
. a u.s. district court ruled that the paid accuser was not credibility and ordered that the aspca to pay that fine. >>> when "news4 at 4:00" continues, a surfer's dangerous encounter with a six-foot shark that came out of the nowhere. >>> plus a chance to dance with the one and only beyonce at the super bowl, but you have to act fast. ♪ >>> and what do the top three songs of 2012 have in common? find out after the break. >>> pepsi is teaming up with beyonce to offer 100 fans a chance to dance with her at halftime during the february 3rd game in new orleans. it all starts with photos you must submit to pepsi's wreb site starting tomorrow. then they'll choose from winners from that group and those winners gets to bring a friend. submission deadline is january 11th. >>> how about videos to know if you can dance or not? >> i think i would be too nervous. >>> if you look back at the music of 2012, the song "call me maybe" is probably one of the songs we couldn't get out of our heads, but several new artists also made big impressions on the music scene. >> "billboard" magazine tracks
third-party text apps running by users. >> the average u.s. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped nearly 10¢ over the past three weeks. here and look at your bay area gas prices. according to triple a the state average right now in california is $3.60 for a regular death of dowling. in severance is 03 $70 cents. that is down a penny from yesterday's prices. in oakland $3.58 for regular gas of a gallon--for a regular a gallon of gas. and san jose $3.67 a gallon. >> today is expected to be a record breaker for fed ex despite an economy that continues to struggle. a spokesperson with the fed ex says the new--that they are expecting a 10 percent increase over last year between thanksgiving and christmas. today 19 million packages along will go through the international network and the company points to e-commerce as the reason for the increase. the business day for ups is projected to be december 22nd. the company also reportedly credit because mars as the reason for an unexpected 6% increase in businesses. >> and look over the bay bridge toll plaza after a gorgeous weekend the sunny
? this is big news. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >>> welcome back. you're watching "starting point." special edition from newtown, connecticut. the tragedy here on friday has truly changed the conversation on gun control in this country. president obama met with members of his cabinet yesterday. ordering ideas that would include a ban on assault weapons. and there is word of a major move overnight by dick's sporting goods. 451 stores across 42 states. out of respect to the victims it has pulled its guns from the store close toast nst to newtow suspended the sale of ar-15sand guns like it across the entire chain. >>> in this morning, children in newtown will head back to school for the first time since friday's shooting. sa
. they would sell u.s. debt and force change that way. now the federal reserve owns most of the debt, so the bound vigilanties have been new tered. >> that was a very clear way of explaining that. >> now everybody can go back to sleep in america. i wanted to tuck people back in. >> is jack jacobs on the phone? let's take a pause. >> i put colonel jacobs back to sleep. >> no one can put colonel jacobs to sleep. he's hyperactive. as we indicated earlier in the show, a long-time friend, sometimes under ling of general norm an schwartzkopf. colonel jacobs, i was mentioning at the top of the show that the impact that general schwartzkopf, then colonel schwartzkopf had on me from an incident in vietnam that a woman in iowa, peg mullen, wrote about in a book called the "friendly fire" about the death of her son a young army private. general schwartzkopf was the army commander and he was so human and approachable to mrs. mullen. it was impressive. clearly he was an impressive guy. tell us your thoughts and memories of general sworts co h schwartzkopf. >> he was an impressive guy. i he met him w
. >>> congress is considering whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. a u.s. senate passed a $60 billion relief package yesterday. however, republicans argued the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects. sandy struck the caribbean and the u.s. eastern seaboard back in late october. the storm killed more than 250 people in seven different counties. the relief bill now goes to the house. it is unclear if the gop in the house will vote on the measure or push for an alternative with less funding. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency says it has responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who had been forced out of their homes. the agency says superstorm sandy was the most challenging. the aftermath of that storm prompted the biggest response from the red cross in five years. >>> you've heard of the so-called fiscal cliff, but how about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers do no
? this is big news. >>> u.s. stock futures are up this morning. markets ended sharply higher yesterday on all optimism that a fiscal cliff deal could come by the end of the year. christine romans is here right now minding our business this morning. she's looking at some of the fallout in the gun industry in the wake of these connecticut school shootings. >> interesting story breaking this morning. cerberus capital management, a private equity firm, making direct investments in companies, investors do, you have teachers, pension funds invest in private equity. listen carefully. cerberus owns freedom group. which owns bushmaster, the company that made the assault rifle that police say was used to kill all of those children and six teachers. this morning, cerberus capital management is saying it will hire someone to try to sell its freedom group company, to sell bushmaster, to sell the company that made that rifle. this is what they say basically. it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. it is n
-yaki-blog."you may be >> wondering how the u-s compares to other countries ownership and regulation. we found that the us has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the strict regulations the japanese government has in place. first off.handgun ownership is illegal.even holding a handgun, let alone firing one, is illegal and can get you one to 10 years in prison. the only type of gun you can legally own is a shotgun.and the process to buy one is complicated. you have to attend an all- day class and pass a written test. you also have to pass a shooting range class. then you have to take a mental test and drug test.which the police will have one file. then you have to pass a background check. and not only do you have to loc
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